Family Courts: Domestic Violence

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing an independent statutory inquiry on the family courts’ handling of domestic abuse.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

We are determined to improve the treatment of domestic abuse victims in the family justice system. We believe that the Government’s consultation on domestic abuse provides a good avenue for considering how best to build on the recent improvements we have made in this area. We are examining responses received to the consultation, ahead of publishing a formal Government response later in the autumn.

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